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Your optometrist can handle medical issues!

“I’ve been developing a bump under my eyebrow and it seems to be growing. Should I see my family doctor or my eye doctor? Can an optometrist take care of medical issues around the eye?”

This is a great question that came through. And YES! Your optometrist is fully trained to take care of medical issues with the eye.

When in doubt, get it checked out!

Whenever someone asks “Should I see my doctor?” the answer is always “yes”. If you are concerned enough to wonder if you should go in, then you should go in. As the saying goes, it is better to be safe than sorry.

When you have an EYE problem, see your EYE doctor!

You wouldn’t go see a chiropractor if you had chest pains, would you? Of course not! You would either get yourself to the ER or you would see a cardiologist. You would see the specialist that was appropriate for your problem.

So it makes perfect sense to see your optometrist whenever you are having any type of issue with your eyes. Your eye doctor is trained and equipped to handle just about any medical problem around, on, or inside the eye such as a piece of metal in the eye, glaucoma, an eye infection, a retinal detachment, a stye, cataracts, and more! For our listener’s question, we can take care of lumps and bumps too.

We can get you in right away.

For urgent issues around, on, or inside the eye, we can see you the same day you call. So give our office a call at 701-663-0313.


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The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.